12/31 Calendar

Today: Everyone’s Federal Credit Union will be closed today and Monday, Jan. 2, with regular hours resuming on Tuesday. Call 461-0433. Saturdays ongoing: N.A. meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Call 449-7409 for more info. Monday: The Quay County Courthouse will be closed [...]

12/14 Calendar

Today — A special City Commission meeting is being held at City Hall at 11 a.m. for a ceremony during which Mayor Mary Mayfield and City Commissioners will be presented a $900,000 grant check by USDA Rural Development Site Director Paul Gutierrez, city officials said. According to a release from the city commission, speakers will [...]

Post office faster, cheaper in days of yore

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist We are told that “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” and by the same token we might say that progress is in the same place because it surely isn’t seen the same by many people. Although I came along after the Pony Express, I have seen many changes [...]

10/19 Calendar

Today — Rural Bookmobile East provides public library service at Amistad School from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; at Nara Visa Post Office from 12:30 to 2 p.m. (CST) and at Logan Community Center from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Call 461-1206 for more information. Today — The Library Board meets at the Tucumcari Public Library at [...]

More powder-filled envelopes found

QCS Staff Employees of the Tucumcari Post Office found three envelopes inside the facility Sunday morning containing a suspicious powder. The powder is similar to that found in two envelopes in a June 20 incident, according to FBI special agent and media spokesperson Bill Elwell. Elwell said the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into [...]

Post office shuts down temporarily

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By William Thompson New Mexico State Police and U.S. Postal Service officials shut down the Tucumcari Post Office on Monday morning after receiving a call from a postal employee stating that two envelopes containing a mysterious powder were found inside the post office. Inspector Lisa Guevara of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said Monday afternoon [...]

Senior gets birthday surprise

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By William Thompson Ray Firestone, 82, got a surprise on his birthday Friday when youth from American Legion Post 77 in Logan showed up at Autumn Blessings assisted care center with a handmade blanket and a pound cake. Firestone, who has difficulty speaking, managed to say how nice it was to receive a birthday surprise. [...]

Watergate source will be recalled as a hero

Editorial column Unless you were particularly devoted to the quest to identify Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s Watergate source, the name of W. Mark Felt Sr. probably was unfamiliar until it became headline news on Tuesday afternoon. Felt, a frail 91-year-old California resident who was the FBI’s No. 2 man in the early 1970s, has [...]

Army officials owe Tillmans complete candor

Exactly what sequence of events led to the death by friendly fire of Army Ranger Pat Tillman —the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University athlete who gave up a pro football salary to join the war on terrorism — remains uncertain. And as long as they are, those who loved and respected Tillman will continue [...]

Calendar 5/18

Today Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting —10 a.m. at the Logan Civic Center. Distribution of USDA commodities — 9 a.m. at the Quay County Fairgrounds West Entrance. Thursday Tucumcari Future Farmers of America banquet — 7 p.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center. PTSD month meeting — 11 a.m. at the VFW Post. Friday [...]